Dowdall AftertheWinter

Anna Dowdall, After the Winter, The Wild Rose Press

It's classic romantic suspense, with a spiked ending. But the wintry landscape, the secrets, the Gothic house on a hill, they're all there. Plus a curious Canadian heroine.

Penny GlassHouses

 Louise Penny, Glass Houses, Minotaur Books, St. Martin’s Publishing Group

Number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience.

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Barbara Fradkin, The Trickster's Lullaby, Dundurn Press

A winter camping trip turns deadly as two missing teenagers, a twisted love triangle, and the spectre of radicalism create turmoil in the remote Laurentian wilderness.

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Lisa de Nikolits, No Fury Like That, Inanna Publications

A one-of-a kind literary thriller about life and death and the power of second chances. The novel takes you on a fast-paced, funny, adventurous ride, exploring themes of love, the meaning of life, friendship and revenge.

Driscoll Danna BeforeItsTooLate

Jen J. Danna (writing as Sara Driscoll), Before It's Too Late, Kensington Publishing

FBI handler Meg Jennings and her trusted search-and-rescue Lab, Hawk, must race against the clock before a diabolical killer strikes again.

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Vicki Delany, Body on Baker Street, Crooked Lane Book

The unusually perceptive Gemma Doyle and her confused but ever-loyal friend Jayne Wilson return in the second in the "charming" Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series.

Coffey Beachbound

Junie Coffey, Beachbound. Lake Union Publishing

Living well is the best revenge...but not the only one.

Bell Dying On Second

E.C. Bell, Dying on Second, Tyche Books

All Marie wants is fresh air and exercise. Is that too much to ask?

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Dave Butler, Full Curl, Dundurn Press

When National Park Warden Jenny Willson discovers that trophy animals are being slaughtered in Canada's mountain parks, how far will she go in a cross-border race for justice?

Bradshaw WinnersLoss

Mel Bradshaw, Winner's Loss, Iguana Books

In the fertile artistic milieu of 1927 Toronto, a painter is dead. Detective Sergeant Paul Shenstone won’t rest until he finds out why.

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Farrow, John

farrow-johnJohn Farrow

John Farrow is the “crime” pseudonym for novelist Trevor Ferguson. He is the author of eleven novels and four plays. His crime series with Sergeant-Detective Émile Cinq-Mars has been called the best of our time by Booklist in New York, and the best of all time by Die Zeit in Germany. The first novels were published in seventeen countries. A new trilogy of Cinq-Mars mysteries, The Storm Murders, debuts in May, 2015.

Born in Ontario in 1947, he was raised in Montreal and makes his home today in Hudson, Quebec. In his mid-teens, he gravitated towards Canada’s northwest, working on railway gangs and writing at night in bunkhouses. He worked abroad before returning to Montreal to drive a taxi by night and to write by day, resulting in his first novel, High Water Chants (1977; reprint 1997). Onyx John (1985) received what is considered to be the highest critical acclaim in Canadian literature to that point in time. Later, the novel became a bestseller in France.

The River Burns (2014; tpb 2015) was his most recent literary novel, but it was his first crime novel that garnered international attention. City of Ice (1999; 2000; 2011) and Ice Lake (2001; 2002; 2011) enjoyed extraordinary success. River City (2011; 2012) continued the series, 450 years of Montreal history encapsulated as a crime novel, “a genre apart” according to Charles Foran in The Walrus.

Minotaur (USA) brings the next level in the series forward, beginning with The Storm Murders in May, 2015, to be followed by Seven Days Work and The Talisman Quarry. Of the former, Kathy Reichs writes that it is “complex, intense, and beautifully suspenseful — a tantalizing thriller set in a realistic Quebec. I’m delighted to see Émile Cinq-Mars back.”

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